After the Thom Browne show I got a ride back to the center of Paris with the Federatios shuttle bus. So some tourists shots before I head back to Belgium
everyone talks about Paris in the spring time and how beautiful it is, but Paris blanketted in a thick layer of snow is magical to me
one of the petrol stations I stopped at along the way ( I stopped at several to top up on coffee ) a third of the way, and just had to take some shots to show how much snow was lying around. I mean, usually in busy places it gets all mushed up , but this time there was so much of it that it , well stayed white I probably done about 100-120 km by now, and look at the bonnet of my car, still thick with snow
nearly empty highway, close to midnight, and far lane totally white different white balance. And look at the snow still on my bonnet in foreground, crazy, meanwhile in Sydney it was 46 degrees , ha
well, that was an epic drive, never driven on so much snow for such a long period of time, usually, this time of night I do this trip in just under 3 hours, took me well over 4 hours, and rightly so, was pretty slippery in some spots next day had a pretty long sleep in and spend most of the day indoor, but in the evening ventured into Mechelen to have dinner at Den Beer. This is the view outside the restaurant, on one side the local council chambers and the other side the Cathedral/church St Rombouts tower, and all still covered in snow next day, a quick look at the street where I stay, the street has turned into ice skating lane, whatever you do, don't use your brakes when driving
And riding a bike, forget it
needs to drop another 5 degrees before that freezes ( too much pollution in the water ) Later that afternoon I drive to Wim & Hilda's for dinner. Love this assortment of bird houses on the wall with christmas lights love it
never say never, but I doubt I will ever see this in Sydney in these winter conditions , you just have to put food out for the birds testing out the smoker I got for them from Australia, result, great, I'm buying one for myself now next morning, frost on my window. Migt have to go for a walk this morning out in the cold with camera.